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Quiet MLS day waiting for the Revolution

mlsneThere are no MLS games today, so the standings are set until league play resumes tomorrow.

For the Sounders, of course, it resumes at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the team's first visit to New England.

Here's a good preview from MLSnet.com.

Here's a link to the Revs' website.

And here's a brief TNT scouting report:

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (9-6-11, 38 pts.)AT NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (9-8-7; 34)4:30 p.m. Saturday, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.TV: KONG 6/16.Radio: 97.3 FM, 1210 AM (Spanish).Head-to-head: New England won the previous meeting, 1-0, on Aug. 20 at Qwest Field.Team leaders: For Seattle – G 11, Fredy Montero; A 7, Nate Jaqua; S 73 Montero; SOG 26 Montero. For New England – G 7, Kheli Dube and Steve Ralston; A 8, Shalrie Joseph; S 41, Dube; SOG 19, Dube.Injury report: N.E. – OUT: DF Chris Albright (L lateral meniscus tear); FW Taylor Twellman (concussion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Shalrie Joseph (R hip flexor strain); PROBABLE: GK Brad Knighton (Lumbar disc irritation) … SEA – OUT: GK Chris Eylander (L medial knee bone bruise); MF Michael Fucito (R foot sesamoiditis); DF Taylor Graham (R foot pain)Coach Sigi Schmid scouting report: “They have been able to stay very consistent in that back four. … It’s going to be difficult for us at their place because it is always difficult away from home. But we also feel confident that we can play well.”Notes: This is the first of three straight road matches for the Sounders. Seattle is 2-0-1 in its last three road games and is 3-0-1 in the Eastern time zone this season. … New England is 6-3-3 at home. The Revs are 0-2-1 over their last three games, including a draw at last-place New York last week. … New England’s Steve Ralston is the MLS leader in career appearances (377) and assists (135). … New England’s Sainey Nyassi and Seattle’s Sanna Nyassi are twins. … Schmid (122) and New England’s Steve Nicol (96) rank 1-2 in MLS victories among active coaches. … Gillette Stadium has an artificial surface. Seattle is 7-2-7 on artificial surfaces this season. … Seattle has the fifth-best point total in MLS, but six teams are four or fewer points behind (including the Revs) and three of those have played fewer games. … Three Sounders face a one-game suspension if they pick up yellow cards today: Osvaldo Alonso, Tyrone Marshall and Nate Jaqua. Next: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3, at Columbus Crew; KONG 6/16.
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